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Archaeological Museum of Ioannina


View of the musuem

The ΑArcaheological Museum of Ioannina is a building of 1970 and was built so as to house the findings of the archaeological sites of Epirus. It is behind the central building of the National Banj of Greece at Litharitsia park and is a piece of work from the big creator and architector Aris Konstantinidis.

The halls A, B, C have a lot of important arcaheological findings:

From the regions of the paleolithic age like Asporchaliko, Kastritsa and Kokkinoplio. Findings from Dodoni, the necromancy of Acheron river, Vitsa of Zagori, Votonosi, Katamachi, Stefani, Dourouti, Pogoni, Michalitsi of Preveza, and from other regions of Epirus.

Significant is also the collection of coins from Epirus, of various periods of time.

The hall D’ is dedicated to the objects of folk art from the Byzantine and the post-byzantine period (miniatures, silversmith, guns, etc.) Objects and signs from the archaeological sites are displayed at both patios. The last hall has works of greek artists.

Many exhibitions and conferences take place in the museum which operates also as a gallery.

Some of the most important exhibits of the museum :

  • The stone axe that was found in Kokkinopilo of Preveza
  • An ancient vessel by a tomb from Meropi of Pogoni (11th – 12th century)
  • Bronze water vessel, by a graveyard from Vitsa of Zagori, 540 – 520 B.C.
  • Golden ring, silver plated of the 5th century B.C.
  • Marble funerary statue of the 4th century B.C.
  • Bronze wrought helmet of the 4th century B.C.
  • Bronze statue of a boy
  • Earthen bottle from the Necromancy of Acheron (3rd century B.C.)
  • Funerary signed column (it was found in Plaisia village of Ioannina), from the beggining of the 2nd century B.C.
  • Marble sarcophagus (it was found in Ladochori of Thesprotia), of the 2nd century A.D.

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